Sunday, January 27, 2013
One thing I've heard in class and readings is socio-cultural literacy. It's something I'm familiar with but haven't seen it with this name. My son is high functioning autistic, and is relatively illiterate socio-culturally. Aspergians don't pick up on non-verbal clues or social cues. This makes it very difficult for them to be involved in a Discourse. David was in a private school which was very accepting of his disability, but he still wishes he could repeat upper school with the skills he's learned over the last fifteen years. Socio-cultural literacy doesn't just affect those with disabilities. Learning a Discourse takes time and help.